Anti-dumping inquiry puts Clare Valley’s China export trade under threat

CLARE Valley’s $13 million wine export trade to China is under threat after last week’s launch of an anti-dumping inquiry and an investigation into whether Australian wine is being subsidised by the government. Federal trade minister Simon Birmingham said China’s Ministry of Commerce had announced the investigation after an application from its local industry. The […]

Lisa’s loyalty acknowledged

DUBLIN CFS volunteer, Lisa Bryant, was presented with a 20-year clasp on Monday, August 17 for services to the SA CFS. Lisa, who has been serving the CFS for almost 22 years, was the first female captain on the Light Group, and has held various roles in the Dublin CFS including (current) captain and secretary. […]

COVID curers?

Australian researchers are using alpacas to help in the fight against COVID-19, with the animal’s immune system proving to be a key to potential breakthroughs. Alpaca breeders, Andrew (pictured) and Cathy Chapman of Salter Springs, are keen to find out how their beloved animals might hold the key to prevent or treat COVID-19.      […]

Troubled bridge over no water

THE Old Whitwarta Bridge will be officially closed to traffic in coming months as a public safety measure, one of several highlighted to be in poor condition in the Wakefield Regional Council area. The closure will mark the end of an era for Whitwarta locals, with landowner, Andrew “Darkie” Tiller, the last official user of […]

Work begins on Southern Flinders world-class tourism project

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track […]


Melrose may be forced to wait another five years for the opportunity to host the National Kelpie Field Trial Championships following the event’s cancellation as a result of reinforced COVID-19 border restrictions. The Remarkable Yard Dog Committee was set to host the trials, along with the South Australian Utility Dog Championships, from July 22-26. However, […]

Jamestown Show forges ahead

Organisers of the Jamestown Show are forging ahead in planning the 2020 show, to be held on October 4 -5, with its sights set on putting local businesses suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic at the very fore of its event. Overseeing his first Jamestown Show as president, Matt Scharkie said local businesses would be given […]

Shearing machines…

As he notched up 180 or so sheep on the boards in 42C heat in a shearing shed at Victor Harbor last Wednesday, Jamestown shearer Beau Growden had his mind firmly set on the job at hand. But by next week, the 22-year-old’s skills will be on the big stage as he heads off to […]